Application of SH and Lamb Wave Emat’s for Evaluation of Adhesive Joint in Thin Plate
The applicability of SH wave for the evaluation of adhesive joint in thin plate was studied. The advantages of the SH guided wave is that its displacement and stress are oriented parallel to the adhesive-adherent interface, and therefore, it can be used to evaluate interface properties. The experimental studies are focused on the relations between acoustic parameters and geometry conditions, the comparison of ultrasonic data and strength data of the joint, and the attenuation in different cases. The experiments were done on lap-shear samples and long samples. For excitation and reception of SH waves, non-contact electromagnetic transducers were used. An additional investigation was carried out using Lamb waves for the same sample parameters.